Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:13:41 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Peter Bourjos (hip) said he has been cleared to start swinging a bat and expects to be ready for the start of spring training.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:47:25 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Peter Bourjos agreed to a one-year, $1.65 million contract with the team Thursday, Jan. 15, and will avoid arbitration, according to sources.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:37:29 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Peter Bourjos (hip) underwent hip surgery Tuesday, Oct. 21, but it was not made public at Bourjos' request. The surgery addressed an impingement and repaired cartilage damage on the right side of his hip. Bourjos' hip pain was "chronic" and caused discomfort throughout the second half of the season, according to a team official.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:46:15 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay will enter the 2015 season as the starter in center field, according to general manager John Mozeliak. OF Peter Bourjos is expected to be retained, and the team said they'll figure out how to give him playing time over the offseason.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:00:58 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras is starting in center field Wednesday, July 9, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Fantasy Tip: This is what fantasy owners are hoping happens more frequently going forward. Allen Craig, Matt Adams, Matt Holliday and Taveras are all in the lineup. Manager Mike Matheny said he would give Taveras time in center field depending on the stadium. Today's start comes at home, so Taveras could begin getting additional starts in center field if he plays well defensively. NL-only owners will want to monitor this situation closely, as Jon Jay and Peter Bourjos could lose even more playing time.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:24:47 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras is starting in center field Wednesday, July 2.
Fantasy Tip: Taveras is expected to mainly play the corner outfield spots, but St. Louis would like to challenge him in center, too, since it'll give them more lineup flexibility. If Taveras proves he can be effective in center, it means less playing time for Peter Bourjos.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:47:48 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras, who will likely be used mostly in left and right field, could also end up in center field. He says he's comfortable playing all three outfield positions, which could mean OF Peter Bourjos loses some playing time. Taveras is prepared to stick around this time after hitting .189 after his initial call-up.
Fantasy Tip: Mike Matheny acknowledged that there is no set plan to get Taveras playing time, and he'll have to mix and match when players need rest. Bourjos and Matt Adams could be the ones affected the most when Taveras plays, though.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:49:55 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay is hitting .405 (15-for-37) in his last 12 games.
Fantasy Tip: Jay should see the lion's share of starts in center field over Peter Bourjos for now.
Mon, 26 May 2014 23:56:42 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals are currently determining how to find big-league playing time for top OF prospect Oscar Taveras, but general manager John Mozeliak said it will likely come at the expense of someone else. "I actually think from a baseball standpoint he could play in the big leagues," Mozeliak said. "But we've got to determine playing time up here with the current roster. Are we at a point where we're willing to take away at-bats from the current roster and give them to somebody else?" If Taveras is called up it could be at the expense of OFs Allen Craig, Jon Jay, Peter Bourjos and Matt Adams.
Sun, 25 May 2014 08:00:12 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Peter Bourjos (illness) was scratched from the lineup Saturday, May 24, due to a stomach virus.